BioWare: Mass Effect series has been preamble for third installment

All those years of development and hours of playtime put into the Mass Effect series thus far were “just a preamble” to the events of Mass Effect 3, says BioWare's Aaryn Flynn. Speaking to Eurogamer, the BioWare Edmonton manager promised a “definitive end” to the trilogy's story, comparing Mass Effects 1 and 2 to American Football season games – and ME3 is “like the Superbowl.”

“What this game absolutely does represent,” says Flynn, “is the culmination of almost a decade's worth of work for the studio.” He says the Mass Effect 3 team are “working really hard to make it a real proper conclusion, something that's fitting to what they've worked on for so long.” Flynn also says the game will be equally approachable for series faithful and newcomers alike: “We want to make sure that if someone is new to the franchise they feel very comfortable playing Mass Effect 3.”

BioWare has been hinting for some time that Mass Effect 3, whose new multiplayer mode we previewed recently, won't be players' last foray into the Mass Effect universe. However, it's been careful to assert that the trilogy will round off Commander Shepard's story in a way that satisfies players and creators alike. The series' dev team look forward to going out on a high note, says Flynn. “They're excited about the story they're going to tell and what's going to happen in the game. They've got lots of surprises up their sleeve and stuff they've been holding onto for a while.”

Source: Eurogamer